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Mountain Sledder Magazine | June 26, 2017

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X Games Aspen 2017 Recap

January 30, 2017 |

Another X Games has come and gone, and this one with plenty of excitement and drama as usual. The sled guys put it all on the line again with huge tricks, including not one, but two double backflip attempts on the weekend. It was also the first appearance of Snow Bikes, with fast action in the Snow Bike Cross event. Months of preparation by the athletes and the event staff was brought to fruition in one short weekend.Read More

Tech Tip: How to deal with a broken chaincase

January 27, 2017 |

The bad news is that not only is your sled without any semblance of self-propulsion, it’s also got no brakes! That’s right. When your chain decided to commit harikari by blasting itself through the cover of your chaincase at the speed of light, it also self-annihilated your ability to slow your sled down.Read More

Film Review: Slednez – MOMENTUM

January 24, 2017 |

MOMENTUM, which runs 43 minutes long, is directed by Simon Selberg and produced by Epic Media. The film is collaboratively shot by the group of riders themselves, although clearly the direction of Selberg has played a key role in producing quality footage across the board. Twenty-six riders are featured throughout the film, with more renowned riders—such as Johan Forsberg—having a more prominent role than others.Read More

Video: Sledding in Fernie, BC

January 18, 2017 |

The Hartley Lake trail is the access point for true alpine riding amongst the towering limestone peaks of the Rockies. The groomed trail meanders past an old lake bed, through meadows and into some of Fernie’s most remote backcountry. Good route finding and backcountry experience is a must when heading out to this area.Read More

Caught Off-guard

January 17, 2017 |

The magnitude of the slide really gutted me. This one caught me off-guard—it was the biggest slide I have ever been in. I was so rattled that I wasn’t sure anything was safe, and I definitely didn’t feel like sending it anymore. It made me sick to my stomach to see the avalanche, the force of it.Read More

Gear Review: Ice Age Rails

January 16, 2017 |

  IceAge Perfomance Rails Sledding is getting out of control these days. Huge cliff drops, tech lines in the trees and big jumps are all bridging the gap between what used to be a ski line and what used to be a sled line. The more capable the new machines are … Read More

Film Review: Northern Light Films Vol. 2

January 9, 2017 |

Northern Light Films Vol. 2 is the second feature-length snowmobile film produced by the Northern Light Films Swedish team of freeriding sledders.   Northern Light Films Vol. 2 The film, which runs for just under 36 minutes, features a mix of tree riding, spring jump sessions and deep pow shredding … Read More

“Pemby Life” Web Series—Making Of

January 3, 2017 |

“Pemby Life” is a new 4-part video documentary that portrays the snowmobiling lifestyle in and around Pemberton, British Columbia.   The series—produced in collaboration with Jonathan Schramm of Dragon Factory Films—follows snowmobiling ambassador Julie-Ann Chapman as she embraces life in the winter paradise that is Pemberton aka Pemby.   Mountain Sledder touched … Read More

Lynx Adventure: Snowmobile Expedition to the South Pole

December 8, 2016 |

A Finnish expedition team will set out on December 21, 2016 in an attempt to cross 4,400km of Antarctica on snowmobiles. The four man team, led by celebrated Finnish explorer Patrick “Pata” Degerman, will set out on Lynx snowmobiles in an effort to reach the South Pole within 10 days. … Read More

Nadine and Brodie—Avalanche Knowledge Video

December 5, 2016 |

Avalanche Canada ambassadors and mountain gurus Nadine Overwater and Brodie Evans made a decision after a tough season of avalanche losses in winter 2015/2016 to put together a video to help promote avalanche safety this winter.     Riding the Revelstoke backcountry day-in and day-out, the two riders come across … Read More